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Risk of pneumonia associated with incident benzodiazepine use among community-dwelling adults with Alzheimer disease

OPEN CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne | 12 Apr 2017

H Taipale, AM Tolppanen, M Koponen, A Tanskanen, P Lavikainen, R Sund, J Tiihonen and S Hartikainen
Abstract
Knowledge regarding whether benzodiazepines and similarly acting non-benzodiazepines (Z-drugs) are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia among older adults is lacking. We sought to investigate this association among community-dwelling adults with Alzheimer disease, a condition in which both sedative/hypnotic use and pneumonia are common.
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Zolpidem, Pneumonia, Zaleplon, Alzheimer's disease, Benzodiazepine
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